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Austrian Zionists Excited at Immigration Stoppage Order

A great deal of excitement and bitterness has been created in Austrian Zionist and Jewish circles at the news that the Palestine government has suspended a large part of the immigration schedule approved last week pending Sir John Simpson’s inquiry into the problem of immigration and land settlement.

An editorial in the “Neue Freie Presse,” the leading Vienna paper, emphasizes the fact that the stoppage of immigration would cause serious reactions among the Zionists throughout the world and lead to a protest movement. “It is necessary, however, to wait and see whether England really wishes to make decisions which would destroy the good will created by a policy friendly to Zionism as hitherto conducted by England because such mistakes as the immigration stoppage order result in very unfavorable consequences.”